Jobie Uqaituk

Born and based in Inukjuak (QC), artist Jobie Uqaituk sold his very first sculpture when he was ten years old. Although he has been carving all his life, it isn't before the early 1990s that he began to focus more seriously on his art practice. He creates thoughtful compositions with strong lines and works solely with artisanal tools because this is the only way for him to have a direct, even sacred, relationship with stone. Inspired by Inuit legends, his dramatic pieces often refer to narrative scenes, and sometimes to whimsical themes. In 2001, Jobie Uqaituk had the honour of seeing his work Father and Son Fishing presented to US President George W. Bush by Bombardier.